Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

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Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov
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Events

  • Oct
    23
    Mural Dedication: Water Give Life
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    1300 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    Mural Dedication: Water Give Life

    October 23, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
    1300 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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    Join us to dedicate Water Gives Life, a new mural from artists Eurhi Jones and David McShane. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Water Department and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, this artwork celebrates the connection between Philadelphia’s rivers and local horticulture. The bold and impactful design shows off the complex network of pipes that deliver clean water from the Schuylkill to the Delaware, as well as common items found at various PHS gardens around the city. LEARN MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1333280093469766/
  • Oct
    23
    Clean Energy Panel: Rollbacks on our Health and Environment
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Conference Center, 8th floor, 190 N. Independence Hall West. Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Clean Energy Panel: Rollbacks on our Health and Environment

    October 23, 2018
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Conference Center, 8th floor, 190 N. Independence Hall West. Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    Please join PennFuture for a panel discussion about how the Trump administration’s recently proposed rollbacks of environmental standards will impact the environment, the economy, and public health. Our panel of experts will examine how weaker standards pose risks to health and the climate and will discuss how investments in clean energy and other innovative technologies can mitigate climate impacts. As the Trump administration seeks to weaken environmental protections like the 'Clean Power Plan' and the 'Clean Cars Rule,' our panelists will explore countermeasures that local and state governments can and are taking to combat federal rollbacks. Rob Altenburg, Director of the PennFuture Energy Center, will moderate the panel, which includes: Saleem Chapman: Deputy Director, City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability Mollie Michel: PA Field Organizer, Moms Clean Air Force Dr. Walter Tsou: Executive Director, Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility This event is free to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided. To register, please click here. After the panel, you will also learn about the National Wildlife Federation’s new Climate Disaster Map, which illustrates the economic costs and threats associated with climate change. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/CleanEnergy1023
  • Oct
    24
    Voting for the Environment
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    Voting for the Environment

    October 24, 2018
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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    When it comes to the health of the planet, you want to make sure your vote counts. “Voting for the Environment,” a free program in the Academy Town Square series, features a round-table discussion with leaders of the League of Conservation Voters, Clean Air Council, and other key environmental and advocacy organizations. Learn about the important issues that affect the local and global environment and how the upcoming election will influence them. Join us for this interactive discussion that will help you become a better citizen Free & open to the public. Register by October 23. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/academy-town-square-voting-for-the-environment-tickets-49988978380?ref=estw

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